We all know how great retinol is at turning back the hands of time by helping the skin rebuild collagen.
But what about all the other ingredients found in popular skin care lotions and potions?
Are there any other ingredients out there that can be used in addition to retinol to really supercharge your anti-wrinkle skin care routine?
The answer to that is yes, and we’ve found one that appears very promising.
Known commercially as Matryxl 3000, this interesting compound consists of two different peptides, palmitoyl-tripeptide and palmitoyl-oligopeptide.
The aim of these peptides is to tighten skin and increase collagen.
Until recently, the benefits of this ingredient (and other peptides) were only touted in marketing ads and materials provided by skincare companies.
But recently, there’s been some honest-to-goodness research that appears to back up some of these claims.
The most impressive is from a 2013 study conducted by scientists at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
When studying skincare ingredients that had battlefield wound healing properties, they found that wrinkle creams containing Matryxl 3000 really did tighten skin by doubling the amount of collagen in this skin.
That’s a pretty amazing finding that has HUGE implications for the skincare industry.
Stimulating the body to produce more collagen is very important when it comes to keeping wrinkles at bay.
And any ingredient that can do it effectively deserves serious consideration by anyone who wants a non-surgical way to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
We also have to mention that combining the amazing benefits of peptides with retinol could form a “one-two” punch that could be the future of at-home skin care creams.
We’ve always been fans of peptides so it’s good to see research finally backing that up!
Click here for our list of the 10 best retinol creams currently available (and yes, some of them contain peptides!).